Top Educational Podcasts for 2021

April 9, 2021

Everyone loves a good podcast and there are so many different ones out there. They can be informative, funny, relaxing and intriguing and cover all sorts of subject matter, from astrophysics to classical music. 

We’ve put together a short list of our favourite educational podcasts, to make it easier for you to choose! 

No Such Thing As A Fish

No Such Thing As A Fish

This award-winning podcast is hilarious and guaranteed to sate your curiosity about the most bizarre subjects. It’s hosted by the writers who work on QI and, as you can imagine, they’re able to find crazy facts about things you had no idea existed. 

Each episode, the four hosts discuss the best facts they’ve discovered over the past week. Ranging from indecisive baboons to pineapple burgers, there’s nothing the No Such Thing as a Fish team haven't discussed. 

Philosophize This!

If you’re interested in Philosophy and want an easy introduction to the subject, this is the podcast for you. Philosophize This! explains Descartes, Socrates and Aristotle with ease. It’s highly informative but won’t make you feel bored or overwhelmed with philosophical ideas.

Coffee Break French

Coffee Break French

Think of Coffee Break French like going for a coffee with your friend who happens to speak French and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. They provide content for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners and provide additional regular mini lessons on their social media!



Best known for the case following the murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of  her high school boyfriend Adnan Syed, SERIAL is a branch off the This American Life podcast series. SERIAL provides listeners with with a whole host of episodes ranging from dramatic real life thriller murder mystery cases that are yet to be solved amongst other topical subjects.

Unarchived History 

Unarchived History 

One for the lovers of London and History, this podcast explores the hidden history of the capital. Hosts Dan and Micha take you on a journey across the city, telling the untold stories of Notting Hill, Shoreditch, Camden, Greenwich and so much more. 

Case Notes

This spooky podcast by Classic FM explores some of the darkest unsolved crimes in the history of music. It’s ideal for those who love a true crime drama and are partial to a bit of classical music.

Our favourite episode is the one about Haydn’s missing head and the mystery of how the famous Austrian composer’s tomb came to contain two skulls…

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge

The best-selling author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race hosts this important podcast about racism in the UK. 

The podcast takes the anti-racist activism of her book a step further, featuring conversations with Diane Abbott MP, actor Riz Ahmed and comedian Nish Kumar. Eddo-Lodge and her guests dive into the political history of racism, the history of being white working class in the UK, the rise of the far right and intersectional feminism. 

Stuff You Should Know

This is the ultimate general knowledge podcast and will teach you everything you wanted to know about anything.

It’s an incredibly comprehensive series, covering everything from why we can’t use mobile phones on planes to how parrots mimic us to the history of the tooth fairy. 

The Science of Happiness 

The Science of Happiness 

This podcast will teach you about research-tested strategies for building a happier life. It’s hosted by Dacher Keltner, professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and will help you understand the science behind mindfulness, gratitude and compassion. 

You’ll explore how you can tap into the science of happiness to improve your own lifestyle, decision making and well-being. 

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Laura Reid

Laura is our Social Media Assistant and Content Writer. She studied English Literature at University of Bristol and loves nothing more than reading and listening to a good podcast! Laura worked as a volunteer tutor whilst in Bristol and is passionate about making education accessible for everyone.

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